Paul Robinson is a thyroid patient and fellow sufferer.
Paul Robinson became ill with hypothyroidism in his late twenties. He is sixty this year (2018). He has accumulated a wealth of knowledge on thyroid and adrenal dysfunction. His scientific background enabled him to fight through the morass of misinformation and recover his health.
At first, Paul, was put on the most common thyroid treatment - Levothyroxine (also known as Synthroid or T4). However, the majority of his symptoms remained, much like they do for many on T4-therapy. Over time he became even more ill, with both low cortisol and low thyroid symptoms.
Paul saw many endocrinologists and doctors. Most of these were privately paid for, as he got more desperate and worried. During this time, he was told, "You will have to live with it”, “You have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome", "You cannot have a thyroid issue, as your thyroid results are within range". All these statements were nonsense, but Paul was written-off by the medical profession.
Eventually, he realised that he had to figure out what was wrong himself.
Natural desiccated thyroid did not help him. T4/T3 combinations did not help him.
The struggle over many years cost him his career and damaged his relationships. He had lost all of his thirties and some of his forties.
Paul got well by using T3 on its own - with no T4 at all. He calls this T3-Only now.
He developed a safe and effective protocol for using the T3 (Liothyronine) and a way of raising cortisol levels if needed.
He wrote ‘Recovering with T3’ to explain all of this.
Paul has now been taking T3-Only (T3-monotherapy) for over 20 years.
He has used his knowledge to help many people who suffer from thyroid hormone imbalances and low cortisol.
He knows that every individual thyroid patient needs a solution that suits him or her.
All the thyroid hormone treatments have a role.
With good clinical judgment and all the available thyroid treatments, there is no reason for anyone to continue without symptom relief.
Paul wrote 'The CT3M Handbook' as a companion book to 'Recovering with T3' (to explain more about raising cortisol levels, if needed).
There is no reason for anyone to stay unwell for a long time on poor thyroid treatment. When this happens it can seriously affect someones' life.
For this reason, Paul wrote his third book ‘The Thyroid Patient’s Manual’. It will help any patient, whether they merely suspect thyroid disease, or are already under treatment that may not be going well. It covers all types of thyroid medications (not just T3). It is also consistent with recent research findings, regarding thyroid diagnosis and treatment and will help patients and doctors alike. The new book has been described by Thyroid UK as ‘essential reading’ for all hypothyroid patients and it has been awarded 5 star reviews by most readers on Amazon. Its main goal is to provide enough information to enable a thyroid patient to get well as fast as possible.
The ‘Recovering from Hypothyroidism series’
In summary, his books are:
Essential reading for those people intending to use T3-Only or T3-Mostly therapy.
Covers thyroid diagnosis and treatment with all the main thyroid medications (T4, NDT, T3 and T4/T3). It is an ideal resource for most thyroid patients. Unlike many other thyroid books it is very practical, and comprehensive through the entire process from diagnosis to successful treatment.
For any patient who needs more information on using CT3M.
All three books are available with 'Look Inside' on Amazon websites across the world, so you can look at a selection of pages and get a feel for what the books are about. A full index list for each book can be seen on each of the book pages, click ‘read more’ above.
Blogs and Social Media
Paul continues to be an active advocate for thyroid patients through his regular blog posts, which offer a wealth of information that both relates to his books as well as current news and insights. Visit our blog.
He also has accounts on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter where there are regular posts of relevant information from time to time. Please click on the links below to visit these.
Click here for additional Hypothyroidism Recovery resources.
Coaching Sessions with Paul
Paul offers limited numbers of 1-1 coaching sessions via Skype, phone or email for those thyroid patients who would like some assistance. Please use the contact form to find out more about this option.
Although Paul may be one of the few T3-Only (T3 specific) thyroid patient advocate in the world, he does help thyroid patients who are on all types of thyroid treatment (T4, NDT, T4/T3 as well as T3-Only).
Note: Paul is a thyroid patient advocate and not a medical practitioner. Any suggestions made during a coaching session should be discussed with your own physician.